snow in atlanta is a rare event
however sunday night huge fluffy snowflakes started falling
& within a couple hours we had several inches!
we woke up monday morning
& it looked like we were in chicago!
( if only, kasey!)
i stood outside
under the covering on our back porch
while the freezing rain continued-incidentally for hours
to try to capture these little friends.
the brown eyes
( each pairing of our girls has a name...
the blue eyes, the brown eyes,
the book ends, the middle two,
the little two, the big two)
as i was saying
the brown eyes spent the night out
so the blue eyes & i
instead of playing outside
spent a good deal of time
playing inside in the kitchen.
started out the morning with shrimp & grits.
i feel certain i was one of the few
stocking up on seafood
during our pre-snow storm shopping bonanza
but i'm so glad i did!
i could eat shrimp every day!
we then began the daunting task of making homemade marshmallows
( darby gave me the idea & alton brown, the recipe).
any recipe that calls for advanced tools,
& yes friends, i consider a candy thermometer
an advanced tool.
well we had to improvise
because all i had was a meat thermometer
& why i have three of those
& no candy thermometers
is a mystery.
anyway...we had to guesstimate
when our mixture hit 240 degrees because said thermometer
only reaches 220.
i've got your kitchen goddess right here.
but they turned out perfectly yummy
messy & sticky
but perfectly yummy!
& don't be intimidated by our copperkitchenaidwannabe
spent some time searching the web
& secured our vacation home for the summer.
he always magically appears
when it's time to do dishes.
brinkley was a little unsure of himself
& the several inches of snow.
while the marshmallows were setting
we then whipped up some of alton browns hot chocolate.
last night while edie's beef enchiladas
i captured some of our home.
i can't imagine seeing it covered in this much snow again.
(ps, you can see dan in the top window
cruising through his 550 pager on Bonhoeffer)
& in the bottom corner window
you can see brinkley
certainly he's thankful that he's an indoor doggy on a cold day like today!
to all my Auburn friends!!